The driver of the Sport Utility Vehicle which conveyed the Minister of
Labour and Productivity, Mr James Ocholi, SAN who died along with his
family members on Sunday in a ghastly accident in Doma Village, Along
Kaduna- Abuja high way has dead, bringing the number of deaths to five.
driver whose name was unknown as at the time of filing in this report
was said to have sustained serious injuries during the auto crash and
was rushed to National Hospital, Abuja for treatment where he eventually
died in the early hours of today
Meanwhile, Daily Sun gathered
that Joshua Ocholi the son of Minister of Labour and Productivity who
died with his parent and two others in the auto crash was a corps member
serving in Abuja as at the time of the accident.
findings revealed that Joshua, 21, studied International Law and
Diplomacy at Salem University, Lokoja where he graduated from in 2015.
He died instantly at the scene of accident with his father, Mr James
Ocholi and the Police Orderly to his father along with a female
As for the wife of the late Minister , Mrs Blessing
Fatima Ocholi, she was the Registrar of the University uptil December
last year before she resigned to join her husband in Abuja after his
Mrs Ocholi was said to be a muslim before she coverted
to christianity which made her to change her name from Fatima to
Meanwhile, it was learnt that the driver of the vehicle
which sustained serious injury during the auto crash later died early
Monday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja bringing the number of
deaths to five.
Narrating how the accident happened, a source in
the Minister’s convoy who did not want his name in print, said their
vehicle only stopped to refuel when of a sudden they saw the rear tyre
of the Sport Utility Vehicle in which the Minister and his family were
travelling burst and it sumasaulted five times killing instantly the
Minister, the son who sat by his side and the Police Orderly.
source who claimed the car was not on high speed expressed surprise how
the accident could instantly claimed the life of the minister, his son
and two others.
Meanwhile, the Paramount ruler of Igala land, Dr
Michael Idakwo Oboni has declared friday as a national day of fasting
for the Igala people.
A source close to the palace said, the
paramount ruler was highly disturbed on the sudden deaths of prominent
Igala sons citing the death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the All Progressive
Congress governorship candidate who died less that three months ago.
late James Ocholi was born in Ogbadege in Dekina Local Government area
of Kogi State on Nov 26th, 1960 and was called to bar in 1986 after
graduating from Univeristy of Jos and became a Senior Advocate of
Nigeria in December, 2007.
See below bodies of two more victims who lost their lives in the accident.